Selma Marie (Beatty) Hutchinson, Buffalo

 

Selma Marie (Beatty) Hutchinson, born in Buffalo on November 7, 1964, died peacefully at home on June 8, 2015, with Jerry by her side.
Selma graduated in 1983 from Maple Lake High School, was Maple Lake’s first Miss Congeniality in 1985, Queen of Wright County Saddle Club 1989-1990, she was co-chair of the March of Dimes, Walk America in 1995, and received the Minneapolis Aquatennial Commodore’s award 1997.
Selma was diagnosed with aplastic anemia when she was 19. Her brother, John, was a match for a bone marrow transplant and she became one of the longest female survivors and a pioneer for aplastic anemia treatment.
She is survived by Jerry Geyen, life partner; daughter, Mahlon (Hutchinson) Reed  (Robert) and granddaughter, Kaliyah. brother, John Beatty  (Vikki), and nephews, Shawn, Shane, Seth Bennette, brother, Mike Beatty, brother, Joe Beatty, and nephew, Alex.
She is proceeded in death by her parents, Paul and Mary (Hokkala) Beatty; and her sister, Paulette Beatty.
The celebration of Selma’s life will be held at Selma and Jerry Geyen’s, Saturday, June 20, 2015, at 3:30 p.m., 7455 County Rd. 37, Maple Lake, MN 55358.
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